Best Places for Family Fun in St. Augustine

There are plenty of fun things to do in the nation's oldest city that the entire family will enjoy! Whether you're looking for indoor excitement, outdoor adventures, educational experiences, or animal attractions, St. Augustine is filled to the brim with memorable and entertaining things to do. Kids will love the boat rides, golf courses, museums, aquariums, farms, and so much more. You won't want to miss out on these amazing attractions! 

Indoor Attractions

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If you're looking for a unique and fun experience, why not take some old-fashioned pictures with your family? At Victoria's Vintage Photos, they have authentic costumes for you to dress up in from the 1850s to the 1920s. Transform yourself into Saloon Girls and Cowboys, Gangsters, Pirates, Flappers, Indians, or Victorian-Southern Ladies and Gentlemen!
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Are you ready for an exciting and unforgettable experience? Head over to Escape U to delve into one of their four escape rooms. Guests will need to use their wits and create a strategy to find clues while racing against the clock. Work together as a team to beat the challenge in under an hour! Their four escape rooms include Castillo de Matanzas, The Asylum, St. Augustine's Old Jail, and Save the Fleet. Every room combines technology, story-telling, and puzzles to immerse you into the challenge.

Outdoor Attractions

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This fantastic 18-hole miniature golf course has been serving visitors since 1987. It includes fun features like a pirate ship, tunnel, and some great challenging courses. The course is brightly painted and winds through tropical landscaping with intersecting waterways and fun diversions throughout. Don't forget to feed the Japanese Koi fish!
St. Augustine Eco Tours offers various types of boating expeditions, kayak adventures, sailing excursions, and private tours on the inland waters that surround historic St. Augustine. Each tour is lead by a trained naturalist who will give you fascinating background information on the marine ecology of Northeast Florida. 


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Take a step back in time and experience what life in Florida was like in the 1800s. The Florida Agricultural Museum is a 460-acre living history exhibit. Here, you will find an 1880s farmstead, a country store, a 5,000 sqft. dairy barn, the remains of a sawmill from the British colonial period, and an exhibit detailing Florida's cattle industry. You'll also see herds of heritage livestock and can walk through real Cracker homes that were brought in from Florida frontiers and plantations. There are other fun activities you can take part in as well, like picking vegetables, seeing Cracker cattle, and riding horses.

Currently, the museum is open by appointment only. They also offer limited, socially distanced Special Events! Some upcoming events include a Drive-in Movie Scare-a-Thon and a Drive-Thru Christmas Light Show.
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This is an attraction unlike any other! Located within the oldest pharmacy in the U.S., you'll find the country's oldest wax museum. They've got figures ranging from celebrities and athletes to political leaders, and even Roman Centurions. You might also get a chance to see the workstation, where everything goes into making these amazing wax figures!

Looking for something on the spooky side? You can visit Potter's Wax Chamber of Horrors after hours with Ghosts & Gravestones St. Augustine!

Animal Attractions

If you share the love and wonder for creatures that dwell under the sea, this aquarium is a must-see! The aquarium includes indoor and open-air exhibits where you can learn about the sea and the animals that live there. Some fun activities you might enjoy include feeding the sharks and rays, guided tours, a snorkel adventure, a nature trail, a shark painting experience, a Shark Meet & Greet, and a Touch & Identify experience. There is also a Snack Shack and gift shop where you can get snacks and souvenirs!
This incredible reserve allows visitors the opportunity to see beautiful wild animals up close. There are over 50 large mammals living here, including lions, tigers, leopards, ligers, hyenas, wolves, and bears! Several smaller species are housed here as well, such as white-tailed deer, geese, chickens, turkeys, and coatimundis. The reserve offers tours on an appointment basis. Any donations made go towards the care of the animals that live there.

When you take a tour, you will be taken around the 7-acre animal compound by an experienced wildlife professional. You'll be introduced to all the species and learn about their basic biology and how the animals arrived at the reserve. You'll even be allowed within 5-10 of the exotic animals (which are in secure habitats)!
Due to COVID-19, when visiting the establishments or locations above, please note that they may now be operating in a different capacity. However, each business listed is doing everything they can to provide safe family-fun experiences, with social distancing and extra cleaning and sanitizing procedures in place. You can learn more about their efforts to stay safe on their respective websites.